Saturday, March 30, 2013

He intercedes for us


For we know that the whole creation groans and 
suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the 
first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan 
within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption 
as sons, the redemption of our body. 

For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is 
seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already 
sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, 
with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.   

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; 
for we do not know how to pray as we should, 
but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings 
too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts 
knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because 
He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

And we know that God causes all things to work together 
for good to those who love God, to those who are called 
according to His purpose.
Romans 8:22-28

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